McClinton commends a $75,000 grant to invest in security enhancements at The Common Place

House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton is applauding a $75,000 state grant awarded to help the nonprofit organization The Common Place enhance safety precautions at its facility that serves children and families in southwest Philadelphia.

McClinton said the funding was made possible through the Nonprofit Security Grant Fund Program, and can be used for various security improvements, including:

  • Safety and security planning.
  • Security-related technology, such as metal detectors, protective lighting and surveillance equipment.
  • Threat awareness and response training.

“The Common Place is a critical resource that provides care and assistance to so many across southwest Philly,” said McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware. “Investing in their safety is investing in the safety of our young people and the families who turn to the nonprofit for educational, social and spiritual support. I will continue working to secure funding for The Common Place and other local organizations like it that play crucial roles in moving our neighborhoods forward.”

McClinton added the grant for The Common Place was part of just over $5 million announced yesterday by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency to fund security enhancement projects for 130 churches, synagogues and other nonprofit organizations serving diverse communities across Pennsylvania.

More information about the Nonprofit Security Grant Fund Program can be found on PCCD’s website.